How it is possible that we know this very well, still there is fear in our life?
In my opinion and it is based on my experience that whenever we feel fear, our mind is at work. So actually the fear exist in our mind!
It is tendency of our mind to fluctuate between two opposites ie positive and negative aspect of any thing.
Like past and future, good and bad and win and loose etc.
Fear exist because it fluctuates between powerful and weak in that moment. We find ourselves weak, the other as powerful so the fear exists to define both at same time.
Same is when we appear in or face any competition or such situations.
Now it is better to define God or no-God ie self of a person.
Many people believe that nature is God. This is nearest possible definition of God because it includes both theist and atheist as human being is also a most important part of nature.
Still it is not correct definition because we see things in nature around us keeps changing but still we think or take them as fixed. I used to stand below a mango tree to wait for my daily commute to office. when I promise someone to meet below it next day, not only I am thinking that I am going to remain tomorrow but that tree will remain there too,
God is defined by sages as infinite, constant for eternity.
We know that nothing is constant but change. So this activity that keeps everything changing like flow of river is what God can be defined as. So God is constant as a change in daily life of everything. So all that is changing in whole infinite cosmos is God. So it becomes infinite too.
No one knows exactly when this existence started and no one knows when it is going to end, so this constantly changing infinite cosmos becomes eternal too.
Since it is present from eternity and going to remain in present for eternity too.
We are born as a human being on this planet Earth. Our lifespan in comparison to eternity is like that of soap bubble, as a child we all used to play with. It’s not bursting is celebrated, and birthday celebrations are similar to it. It’s bursting is treated as normal!!
Indian mystic Kabir said :
जैसे पानी का बुलबुला, ऐसी मनुष्य की जात।
देखते देखते ही बुझ जाए, ज्यों तारा प्रभात/परभात॥
Means:Just like the morning star or soap bubble human being’s life is same as compared to eternity.
Now the prominent question is:
How then God can accompany a human being? or how a person seek shelter or support of God, for becoming majority among living being?
Here it is important that God can only get his wish fulfilled through human being only. God needs to correct course of life according to his plan whenever people goes astray.
Like Jesus went on in search of the sheep that went astray, and brought the sheep back carrying in his hands.
So definitely God needs human beings too, only to bring back peoples towards path of attaining godliness in a polite and caring way.
Now situation is such that God is seeking people and people seeking God but both are not meeting!
Because person uses mind and it keeps the person busy in duality or dichotomy, while God is always in present moment. People go on missing the present moment, God go on missing people because he can connect in present moment only.
Through meditation a person can learn to remain in no-mind state ie present moment.
Now by God’s grace it may happen that while you are practicing meditation, specially awareness meditation, you also attain egoless state simultaneously.
In that state you are able to actually experience or see your ‘self’ or ‘soul’ or ‘God’ or consciousness etc etc.
Once you have seen then you are not the same person as before, because you have seen a glimpse of the infinite, constant and eternal. Mystics called it experience of enlightenment or Harmony or Emptiness or Existence or Tao etc.
You have experienced timelessness within the framework of time, which in itself is a miracle. Call it passing of a Camel from the hole of a needle ie your eyes. It happens only on its own and we are able to create only right situation for it to happen and wait. Like an artist creates a situation to express his imagination and wait for appreciations after displaying in an art gallery. Any effort on your side is just useless so it’s other name is God’s grace.
Now onwards you are able to remain in present moment as per your choice of time, place and person.
So when you feel fear, just remain in present moment and stop your mind or invoke meditative state, and now God is with you. He was looking for someone who is in present moment, and he found you and now just leave yourself and let God act through you.
You may feel later on that what you did is simply impossible for you, but actually it is true. God functioned through you and made it possible for you. Call it miracle, but it happens only if you are able to receive God’s grace.
Only in your hand is practice of meditation and leave yourself in his hands, with trust. It is still happening and this planet never remained empty from such people.
Awareness meditation is the way worked for me, may be you too find it suitable otherwise Dynamic meditation is for most of the people. There are 110 other meditation techniques discovered by Indian Mystic Gorakhnath about 500years before and further modified by Osho that one can experiment and the suitable one could be practiced in routine life.
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This is an opportunity for learning and knowing Osho through these sannyasins who lived in his presence and brought to life his words in best possible quality in all formats.
Disciples of Jesus left him alone in last minutes but Osho’s disciples remained with him till he left his body willingly after working, till last day, for all of us to get enlightened. Jesus tried hard till last minute, before being caught, to teach meditation to his disciples. As per Saint John’s Gospel:- Jesus used word ‘Sit’ to transfer his meditative energy to them and went on to pray God, but on returning he found them sleeping. He tried two times again but in vain.
Even today Zen people use word ‘Sit’ for meditation in their saying ‘Sit silently, do nothing, season comes and the grass grows by itself green’.
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